Updates from The Giving Tree
- March 2023 -
In this issue:

  • Register today for our spring service opportunity
  • Sock Roll Challenge winners & update
  • Impact Award nominations now open
  • Dine-for-a-Cause each Tuesday in March
  • Are the kids coming to visit for Take Your Child to Work Day?
  • Funding available to more Montco schools
2023 Meals-4-Kids Drive
A Great Project for Scouts,
Teams, Groups & Families

Register Today!
Join us in tackling food insecurity among youth in our area. Now thru May 15th we will be collecting Meals-4-Kids Bundles (see below for instructions). This assortment of snacks will be delivered to various Boys & Girls Clubs and food assistance programs.
There are 2 ways to participate:
1) Your group collects the food items and we can project supplies.
2) Purchase all products and materials from us for $3 per bundle.
If you are interested in being a part of this effort, please reach out to us.
MLK Sock Roll Challenge Recap
A big shout out to the 2,219 participants of our 7th Annual MLK Sock Roll Challenge!
12,454 sock rolls... benefiting 12,454 individuals of the homeless community! Way to go everyone!
Congratulations to 2023 Challenge Winners
Gwynedd Mercy Academy Elementary:  '50 or more participants' winner
Scouts of Pack 410:  ''49 or less participants' winner
Community Impact Award
Community Impact Award nominations are now open. Honoring youth who make community service and volunteering a part of their world on a regular basis.

  • Students grades 7 - 12
  • Must show consistent community service throughout a full calendar year.
  • Nominations should be submitted in letter format.
  • One middle school and one high school student will be chosen.
  • Deadline is April 15, 2023
Check out our website for more information. (Be sure to go to the bottom of the page).
#MontcoServes Campaign 

Since our launch of #MontcoServes in
December of 2020, 44 Montgomery County schools have taken part in the campaign! Students from each of these schools have participated in service projects provided by this community sponsored program.

Grants Available!
MontCo PA Elem & Middle Schools
Grants are available for Montgomery County PA elementary & middle schools that have not yet taken part in the program. Please contact us for more information to bring a project to your child's school.
National Crayon Day
March 31, 2023
A day to celebrate & explore your creative side! Did you know??
·      The Crayola brand of crayons produces about 3 billion crayons each year.
·      Crayons have one of the most recognizable scents
·      A poll of 25,000 consumers revealed America's favorite color... is blue!
·      The first box of crayons was sold in 1903 & included only 8 colors.
For a fun project, check out this article for ideas on melting down those broken crayons.
Crayons are a big part of several of our projects here at The Giving Tree, benefiting kids in crisis. As a way to celebrate, consider donating crayons to those in need. Check out our Amazon Wish List below.
Looking Ahead...

2022 Gratitude Report
Be on the lookout in the next few days for our 2022 Gratitude Report. A full review of last year's successes, highlights and progress. Incredible impacts that happened because of our Giving Tree families... and amazing supporters.

A New Look!
You just might notice that our newsletter is getting a make-over next month. Stay tuned!
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Please visit the Corporate Support tab on our website for ways
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